Growing Through Experiences
Majors, Law and Society and Corporate Communication
Minor, Forensic Science
Brenda found her home away from home in Purdue's College of Liberal Arts. She feels her Liberal Arts community is a supportive and open environment. Her favorite class so far has been a senior thesis course in sociology. She said, "Not only did our professor do a phenomenal job at leading the class, but I enjoyed the individual attention I received. Our class discussions allowed me to consider different viewpoints on the same topic that I might not have thought about."
Brenda has also reached out to mentors in the College. She says. "I definitely have my share of mentors coming from Liberal Arts. Lupita Acosta-Roberts, who I initially met while visiting Purdue, has been one of my closest mentors. She is someone I can talk with whether it’s about courses, organizations, or non-school related matters. She pushes me to be the best I can be but also reminds me that it's okay to take a break once in a while."
She believes her Purdue experiences have helped to shape her into the well-rounded person she is today. "From my communication research to being a mentor for the Emerging Leaders Program, these experiences have helped me in various ways. I have grown as an individual and started discovering areas of interests I might not have thought about perusing."
Her favorite Purdue memory has been her Maymester program in Washinton D.C. "I was so nervous and anxious at the beginning but it was one of the best times I’ve had at Purdue. I was able to meet government officials, Purdue alumni, and other professionals from a variety of fields."